Nowadays stereoscopic technology is being paid attention as a leading technology for the next generation film industry
in many countries including Korea. In Korean stereoscopic film production, however, the quality but also the quantity of
stereoscopic contents still leaves much to be desired, and know-how and skill of stereoscopic film production has been
elevated in tardy progress.
This paper shows a research on the correlation between stereoscopic cinematography and storytelling. Based on a casestudy
of a documentary film about Ho Quyen, UNESCO World Heritage in Vietnam, we could deliver guidelines for the
stereoscopic film production and storytelling.
For this study, we analyzed scenes and shots of a documentary film script in pre-production stage. These analysis results
were reflected on a storyboard. A stereographer grasped the idea of a storytelling that a director had meant through a
script and storyboard. Then he applied suitable parameters for a stereoscopic cinematography to every shot with a beamsplitter
rig. A researcher wrote major parameters like interaxial distance, convergence angle in every shot. Then average
parameter values of scenes were calculated from the parameter database, and the relationship between stereoscopic
cinematography and storytelling was derived by shot-by-shot analysis.